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Bowed String Repairs

Bowed String Workshop - Tunbridge Wells

ABOUT

Mark is our in-house Luthier.  A Luthier is a person who builds or repairs stringed instruments - at Brittens Music, that means strings and guitars (electric and folk). By servicing and repairing an instrument, attending to it's action, intonation and weight, we can improve tone and playability and subsequently, achieve more enjoyment from playing it.  Mark has worked on many fine instruments and has over 23 years of experience in repairing, rebuilding and servicing members of the string family.
 
As well as setting up guitars and instruments in the violin family, we are able to service and repair Yamaha keyboards.
 
Call 01892 559319 or email mark@brittensmusic.co.uk to make an enquiry or a booking.
 

 

Brittens standard repair price list for bowed string instruments.

All sizes

Instrument Repairs
Violin
Viola
Cello
D.Bass
Fit new bridge
75.00
80.00
100.00
175.00
Lower and shape existing bridge       
12.00
12.00
18.00
36.00
Fit new soundpost
18.00
18.50
40.00
60.00
Adjust existing soundpost
12.00
12.00
18.00
36.00
Fit pegs (each)
18.00
18.50
36.00
-
Paste & re-drill holes in existing pegs
12.00
12.00
18.00
-
Fit endpin
12.00
12.00
50.00
75.00
Fit tail nylon/steel
6.00
6.00
12.00
36.00
Fit Wittner metal tailpiece (built in adjusters)
20.00
21.00
36.00
-
Fit ebony/rosewood tailpiece
18.00
19.00
36.00
90.00
Fit standard adjusters (each)
3.00
3.00
7.50
-
Shoot fingerboard
40.00
45.00
75.00
125.00
Scrape fingerboard
18.00
20.00
36.00
75.00
Fit new top or bottom saddle (ebony)           
36.00
36.50
54.00
75.00
Adjust, lower & shape existing top saddle
6.00
6.00
12.00
18.00
Fit plastic Teka chinrest
12.50
13.50
-
-
Cleaning and gluing from:
6.00
7.00
12.00
18.00
String fitting service from:
1.00
1.00
2.00
6.00
Fit new fingerboard
240.00
250.00
360.00
500.00
Bush pegholes (each-both sides)
36.00
40.00
75.00
-
Front/back removal/replacement (from)
108.00
120.00
150.00
216.00
Soundpost patch (from)
225.00
250.00
300.00
500.00
New bassbar (from)
225.00
250.00
300.00
500.00
Button graft (from)    
250.00
275.00
360.00
600.00
Neck graft (from)
750.00
800.00
1000.00
1500.00
As well as Violin Repairs, we are able to make repairs and rehair your bow.  Again, these are conducted at our Tunbridge Wells Repair Workshop.  Please call Mark on the above number to discuss and book in your bow.  Prices include labour, parts and VAT.
 
 
 
 
Bow Repairs
Violin
Viola
Cello
D.Bass
Mongolian rehair
50.00
52.50
60.00
75.00
24 hour rehair (supplement) 
12.00
12.00
12.00
12.00
Fit silver lapping (including thumb band)
75.00
75.00
80.00
85.00
Fit copper lapping (including thumb band)
55.00
55.00
60.00
65.00
Fit leather thumb band
12.00
12.00
15.00
18.00
Fit new slide   
18.00
18.00
18.50
25.00
Fit standard brass eye
10.00
10.50
12.00
15.00
Fit brass eye and screw
36.00
36.00
40.00
50.00
Fit plastic tip facing
36.00
36.00
40.00
50.00
Fit bone tip facing
55.00
55.00
60.00
75.00
Cleaning and lubricating (from)
12.00
12.00
15.00
17.00
 
All major repairs and high quality instruments           Quotation on viewing only
Minimum charge for valuations                                  50.00

These prices include VAT, parts and labour and are in Pounds Sterling.

(Minimum labour charge is £12.00 inc VAT)

 


Bowed String Repairs – New Haw

If our Addlestone/New Haw is your nearest shop, then you can drop your instrument here, and we will get it to the workshop at Tunbridge Wells on one of our weekly stock runs.  You should still contact Mark on 01892 559319 or email mark@brittensmusic.co.uk to discuss the work required and to book your instrument in ahead of time.